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 A Day In Gay America 2011: Families

 A Day In Gay America 2011: Families

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Antigay activists want Americans to believe LGBT people will destroy the family. But our Day in Gay America project, which asked for reader photos from August 12, shows just the opposite.

7:50AM Montecito, Calif. Actor-writer Dan Bucatinsky and writer-director Don Roos enjoying the weekend with their kids. Married in 2008 but together for almost 19 years, Bucatinsky and Roos are cocreators, along with Lisa Kudrow, of the acclaimed series Web Therapy.

11:00AM Pittsburgh, PA After being together for 18 years, my partner and I have decided to have a baby with a surrogate. Today, we donated our sperm as part of the procedure! Fingers crossed! -- David Lippert

11:49AM Houston, Texas Ben Montalbano hangs out with his mother and father in his backyard. They love their baby!

1:30PM Pioneer Court House Square, Portland, Or. Left to right Darius, D'Artagnan, Dustina Haase-Lanier, and Jennifer Lanier. "The cutest queer family in the world enjoying a beautiful day in Portland." Photograph by Sean Scott

1:45PM Tracy Greene took his nephew, Jacob Greene out for lunch at Fabs Hot Dogs on his last day of summer vacation.

2:13PM New York, New York Lisa Thrasher is working hard. The kids Cady Wanner (7), Maggie Wanner (5), Nicky Thrasher (7, dog), and Jack Jack Thrasher (1, dog) are helping out in the usual way. Photo by Stacy Codikow

2:18PM Lower East Side, Manhattan Sir Ari Gold, Rock Star Babysitter with his brother Elon's 4 kids. Taken by his boyfriend Timothy Nelson before going upstate to see Ari's parents -- exactly a month and a day after being discriminated on the bus on our way to the Catskills.

3:00PM Ocean City, NJ Partners Joey and Jeff with their kids Piper and Jax
at the Ocean City Boardwalk.

3:18PM Long Beach, Calif. After 33 years, Rick and David McGilton-McGlamery still love to share a beautiful southern California day with each other.

4:30PM Tucson, Az. This is our newly formed family shortly after our move to Arizona after living in Los Angeles all our lives. Picture was taken in front of our pool in our new house. Three women full of hope and expectation to what our lives have in store for us. -- Kathryn Couch

5:00PM San Diego, CA This was taken in San Diego, CA. We had a family day at at the Del Mar Race Tracks and decided to take our 14 month old daughter Olivia to her very first horse races. In this picture, she was trying to help Daddy Burnz figure our which horse to bet on! Her other Dada Steve was the one who took the picture!

6:30PM Milwaukee, Wisc. Gwen Zabel out on a dinner date with her boys at the Honey Pie Cafe

6:56PM Boise, Idaho While visiting my best friend, Perry Drake, and his 11-year-old triplets and my godchildren, (left to right in photo) Quin, Andrew (godfather), Lucy and Michelle, we had a picture taken in their backyard - photo by Maria Aragon. My Godchildren were born to Perry through an egg donor and gestational carrier. Michelle, far right, has albinism and the most beautiful white hair. -- Andrew Gauss

7:00PM Rehoboth, Del. Nathaniel Pace's family's yearly getaway to Rehoboth Delaware, via Ocean City MD's restaurant.

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8:00PM Sacramento, Calif. Karl Binswanger is visiting his family in California from New York City and they decided to take in a Sacramento Rivercats game at Raley Field against the Round Rock Express, both AAA teams.

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